Office of Technology Commercialization

Annual Report

Patent and License Portfolio

Mississippi State University's intellectual property portfolio currently holds more than 250 active technologies, including over 140 issued U.S. Patents, 11 registered trademarks/servicemarks, and 20 registered copyrights for software, etc. As shown in the chart below, the portfolio primarily consists of forestry, engineering, and agricultural related inventions, reflecting the university's land grant heritage.

Other technologies are based on physical and life science, as well as veterinary medicine inventions. Additionally, the intellectual property portfolio includes software with application in the energy, geospatial, biotechnology and automotive industries.

Intellectual Property Portfolio Chart

MSU’s Intellectual Property Historical Data - 2005 to 2016 (as reported to AUTM)
Note: Data for FY16 are preliminary numbers.

 
FY05
FY06
FY07
FY08
FY09
FY10
FY11
FY12
FY13
FY14
FY15
FY16
Start-Up Companies
4
2
3
4
0
1
5
1
4
1
1
2
Disclosures
62
67
80
56
51
51
44
35
35
29
30
37
Patent Applications*
30
31
23
28
18
31
27
33
30
28
33
31
Patents Issued
9
11
4
7
5
8
3
8
4
8
9
7
Licenses/Options
10
12
10
1
4
12
12
7
6
19
9
5
Royalty Income ($k)
$467
$476
$414
$428
$382
$328
$336
$256
$175
$153
$230
$204

*Includes provisional and PVP applications.